From birth to 12th Grade, we offer classes & activities based on the universal philosophy of Advaita Vedanta to achieve cultural sensitivity & awareness.
The Chinmaya Mission Hindi classes are the best sought out classes for the Hindi language in Greater Portland area, offering to all levels of students!
Adult Study Groups
The study group syllabus was designed by Gurudev so that anyone could follow the curriculum systematically & advance their understanding.
Chinmaya Swaranjali (Choir) is the musical wing of Chinmaya Mission, we have a very active group, coming from all age groups and musical abilities.
Serving the community
From mentoring for English learners to neighborhood cleanup, we take up a leadership role in assisting those in need, in the community that we live in.
Music is an ornamentation of Silence.
– Swami Chinmayananda
Classical music, rich in its devotional sentiments has the rare and precious ability to raise us to sublime heights. The lyrics and melody in it, kindles the jnana and bhatki elements in us, and fuses the two. This fosters a stirring of the heart, a blissful expansion within, which purifies us, thereby becoming a sadhana.
– Swami Tejomayananda
Meeting Place – Chinmaya Haridwar
Sunday program starts at 8:20 AM during Academic year
**Language classes, Vedic chanting, Swaranjali (Chinmaya Choir) are all are add-ons to our Bala Vihar program.
Music is a universal language that has the capacity to touch each of us through melody, rhythm, and mood, irrespective of the language in which the words/lyrics are expressed. It transcends all barriers and can unite man with man, and in its purest form, a man with God.
According to our great masters, the best form of music is the music that sings the praises of the Lord. Many great poet-saints through centuries chose the medium of sculpted music painted in words to express their love towards their chosen deities and entered the realm of Life Divine.
Bhajans and kirtans expressing divine glories have the capacity to make us pause and experience a few moments of serenity and peace. In fact, in Swami Chinmayananda’s words, “Music is an ornamentation of Silence.” it should be used by sadhaks to experience the silence within, in our quest towards “Oneness” with our Divine Self.
Since 2010, Swaranjali has been an active part of Chinmaya Mission Portland. Keeping in mind the ideas conveyed by Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda and Guruji Swami Tejomayananda, the local chapter has all ages in Swaranjali, coordinated by Shubhashree V.
Please watch the youtube channel playlist of our Swaranjali performances